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They Wait

They Wait (2008)

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When a family of three returns to America for a family funeral after living in Shanghai for the past three years, a desperate mother races to save the life of her suffering child upon discovering that he has fallen victim to the wrath of a living corpse. Sarah, Jason, and their young son Sammy were living halfway across the world when they were summoned back home to pay their final respects to a beloved family member. Shortly after the funeral, however, an already grim situation takes a

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Sep 16, 2008

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Director Ernie Barbarash makes judicious use of CGI trickery -- in one key scene, he cleverly shocks his audience into laughing -- but at heart, he's an old-school traditionalist when it comes to scary stuff.

May 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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There are elements of a good fright flick and intriguing ghost story in They Wait. It's too bad that they are overshadowed by all the bad aspects " terrible dialogue and cheesy special effects and makeup.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Initially promising for its attempt to situate Asian supernatural motifs within a North American context, They Wait is itself too derivative of its own movie ancestors to yield fresh scares.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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The plot pieces all fit together nicely, the acting is fair and the scary stuff is well executed.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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...a tedious and downright silly piece of work.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for They Wait

Sarah (Jamie King), Jason (Terry Chen), and their son Sammy (Oey), return to Vancouver for his uncle's funeral. Sammy and Sarah see ghosts and Sammy gets very sick. The movie is about Sarah first realizing what she is seeing, and then finding out what the ghost wants if she is going to save Sammy.

The movie is scary enough plus you get to learn a bit of Canadian-Asian history.
October 26, 2008
Redlats

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Here is an interesting one! An intriguing story plot. Interesting cast. Definitely worthy.
August 11, 2008
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Leo L

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This was really bad! Terrible acting and Vancouver setting was off putting for me and only the first scene and a scene in drug store were at all scare worthy. It had potential as a story and scary film but it just didn't deliver!.
April 14, 2008
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